The excitement is building as the Shoptalk Conference in Las Vegas draws near, and the Stylitics team is gearing up to be a sponsor at the world’s biggest retail conference, where the most influential and rising brands will unite to connect on the future of retail.
Also in attendance will be our client Revolve Clothing — one of the leading online retailers in the industry. Revolve is home to the world’s most-coveted designer apparel, shoes and accessories. So, we knew they would be the perfect brand to be featured in this guide.
Our style and packing guide is powered by our AI Stylitics software, helping you choose the perfect outfits for all the events, from panel discussions to networking happy hours, and everything in between. So, pack your bags for the ultimate conference experience in Las Vegas. Whether you’re a seasoned attendee or a first-timer, our style guide is filled with insider tips and tricks to ensure attendees are looking and feeling their best to get the most out of Shoptalk.
And while you’re starting to pack, be sure to set up some time to meet with us while you’re at the conference! Book some time on our calendar, then check out these Shoptalk tips.
Preparing for Shoptalk
When preparing for a conference, it’s essential to do your homework on the agenda, weather, and planned events to ensure you pack appropriately. The same holds true for Shoptalk in Las Vegas. The typical dress is business attire, but that doesn’t mean you can’t incorporate some of the bold and daring styles for which Vegas is renowned.
With so much happening at the conference, you’ll want to make sure you have the perfect outfits to carry you through the various events. So, use our tips and examples below to plan out your wardrobe in advance, keeping in mind that you can still be professional while also allowing yourself to have a little fun with your fashion choices.
Attending a business conference is an excellent opportunity to show off your professional side, but that doesn’t mean you have to stick to dull and boring attire. One way to stand out while maintaining appropriate business attire is by selecting classic business pieces in unique colors or fabrics.
Imagine turning heads as you enter the conference hall wearing an ivory faux leather blazer. Paired with classic ivory trousers and a floral blouse, it’s a fresh and exciting take on a traditional business favorite. It’s a perfect example of how you can add a pop of personality to your conference wardrobe while still maintaining professionalism.
Packing a set, like a matching blazer and slacks, is a smart way to give yourself multiple outfit options without having to carry around an excessive amount of clothing.
When it comes to packing, versatility is essential. You want to ensure you have enough options to mix and match your outfits while keeping your luggage as light as possible. That’s why multi-use basics are essential for any conference.
One such basic is a sleek black top that can be paired with jeans, dress slacks, or a skirt for multiple outfit options. It’s a piece that can easily transition from day to night and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasions.
A midi-length skirt is flattering, professional, and comfortable for a long day of conferences. It’s an elegant and sophisticated piece that you can dress up with a blazer or down with a simple top.
Dressing for Success
Shoptalk is full of a variety of events, from speaking engagements to vendor dinners, networking events, and everything in between. With so many different events on your agenda, it’s crucial to plan your outfits accordingly.
To make the most of your conference wardrobe, it’s essential to pack outfits that are suitable for each type of event. This means having a combination of neutrals and bold or interesting pieces that you can mix and match to create a different look for each event.
Consider this sleek blouse with a playful print, for instance. It’s a versatile piece that can be easily dressed up or down and is ideal for a variety of events. To create an even more captivating outfit, try pairing it with some shiny olive green faux leather pants.
During the conference, you can layer a jacket over the blouse to stay warm in the chilly air-conditioned convention center, while still looking chic and put together. And when it’s time for an evening event, simply remove the jacket for a more playful and relaxed look.
This white satin shirt dress plays on the classic white button up, while being reminiscent of a vintage silhouette. It looks great on its own, or can be paired with a deep navy tweed blazer with interesting eye-catching hardware and fringe detailing.
Not only is this combination stylish, but it’s also practical. The blazer is a professional 3rd layer to keep you warm in the chilly conference center or the cool Vegas evenings, while the white satin dress provides a clean canvas to build the rest of your outfit.
Staying Comfortable and Stylish
When it comes to attending conferences, comfort is crucial, especially when you have long days followed by evening events. But who says you can’t be comfortable and stylish at the same time?
When packing your conference outfits, it’s important to keep your feet in mind. Long days are often spent standing and walking around, with little down time before evening events. Opt for comfortable shoes like flats, wedges, or platforms to keep your feet happy while you visit vendor booths, network, and attend the keynotes and tracks. Not only will your feet thank you, but you’ll also look chic and put together.
But comfort isn’t just about what you wear; it’s also about what you carry. Be sure to bring a spacious tote or laptop bag that can hold all of your essentials. This should include your laptop, a notebook, water bottle, snacks, and anything you might need to freshen up in between events. Staying hydrated and prepared is key to feeling comfortable and confident throughout the conference.
With these tips in mind, you can prioritize your comfort without sacrificing style. Whether you’re attending keynotes or networking events, you’ll be able to focus on making the most of the conference without worrying about your feet or your belongings.
Elevate your conference wardrobe with these versatile black slacks that offer a slim and flattering fit, that pair well with any top. Add a pop of color and flair to your outfit with this vibrant floral blouse that exudes confidence and style. And don’t forget to accessorize with statement jewelry, a bold scarf, or a colorful handbag to make your outfit truly stand out. With these simple additions, you’ll effortlessly transition from the conference floor to evening events with style and poise.
Make the most out of your conference trip by planning for some downtime before the actual event starts. If you’re arriving in Vegas a day early, take the opportunity to explore the city and enjoy its vibrant culture. Dress comfortably yet stylishly for your city exploration with a pair of jeans, a cardigan, and an interesting body suit. The combination is not only fashionable but also functional, keeping you comfortable and warm in the chilly spring weather. So go ahead and hit the shops and grab a cocktail before the conference officially kicks off.
If you’re staying at a hotel with an indoor pool, make sure to pack your swimsuit and a stylish cover-up. Starting your day with a refreshing swim can help you feel energized and prepared for the long conference ahead. Alternatively, after a busy day of networking and attending sessions, lounging in a comfortable deck chair by the pool can be a perfect way to unwind before evening events.
Making the Most of the Conference Experience
Attending a conference is not just about learning and gaining knowledge but also making connections with like-minded individuals. To make the most of your experience at Shoptalk, it’s important to pack appropriate outfits for different events. Keep in mind that some events require cocktail attire, so make sure to bring a few glam outfits that are sure to turn heads.
A bright or sparkly cocktail dress paired with stunning accessories is sure to make a statement at the Shoptalk events. Don’t forget to take advantage of the photo opportunities at these events and make valuable connections on LinkedIn. By posting photos from Shoptalk or the evening events and tagging other attendees, you can continue networking even after the show is over. Using #Shoptalk2023 in your social media posts will help you connect with other show attendees. Be on the lookout for private WhatsApp or LinkedIn groups you could be invited to join.
Meet us at ShopTalk
Get ready to pack your bags and head to Vegas because we can’t wait to meet you! If you’re eager to discover the secrets behind the success of more than 150 top retailers like Revolve, Walmart, Bloomingdale’s, Kohl’s, Chico’s, West Elm, Express, and Puma, then you won’t want to miss out on learning how they use Stylitics to revolutionize their eCommerce strategies. With Stylitics, generating automated on-brand outfit combinations has never been easier. Plus, with outfit carousels and Shop the Look functionalities, online shoppers are inspired to explore beyond the product they’re currently viewing. And that’s not all – Stylitics is the perfect solution for tackling larger business goals like customer retention by including outfit suggestions in follow-up emails, or strategically featuring heavily stocked items to handle issues like inflation and excess inventory.
Visit us at ShopTalk in booth #330, or sign up for a meeting slot. We’ll see you in Vegas!